When Lauren Maillian was a little girl, she was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. She started a lemonade and iced tea stand at the corner of 96th Street and Madison in New York City, and was soon pulling in $300 a day in sales from her venture. When she was just eight years old. Fast forward to today, and Lauren is a successful serial entrepreneur -- cofounder of Sugarleaf Vineyards, founder of Luxury Market Branding, founding partner of Gen Y Capital Partners, and author of the book The Path Redefined.
And now, co-star of the new TV show Quit Your Day Job on the Oxygen Network along with tech mogul Randi Zuckerberg, consumer products tycoon Ido Leffler, and startup advocate Sarah Prevette, who serve as angel investors and mentors in the show.
The first episode airs on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central on Oxygen.
Quit Your Day Job is a bit like Shark Tank, but with some very engaging twists. The show features aspiring millennial entrepreneurs who receive the opportunity to pitch themselves and their business and product ideas to the team of angel investors, who then do their best to determine which of the ideas has the greatest potential to succeed. The team of investors provide on-site, hands-on mentoring to the entrepreneurs -- who must prove they have what it takes to move their business ideas from the back of a napkin to the big time.
In addition, each episode features Lea Goldman -- executive editor of Marie Claire magazine -- who provides business tips to the entrepreneurs and viewers alike.
Sound interesting? For a sneak peek at this new show, check out the trailer below, and be sure to tune in for the first episode Wednesday night.
Oh, and if you want the chance to quit your day job, the show is looking for prospective entrepreneurs who will be featured in future episodes.